Daily Archives: 26 January 2011

A March for Life in London?

From His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan: The Catholic Herald is floating the idea of holding a March for Life in London. This is an excellent idea: we wouldn’t be able to match the scale of the US March but we could … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Prayer for distribution of Communion at TLM and what to respond?

From a reader: Fr. Z: Our parish priest often resorts to using “Corpus Christi” from the Novus Ordo rubrics in the distribution of Holy Communion at our extraordinapeory form Traditional Mass— when the deacon is not present and presumably he … Read More

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Benedict XVI on St. Joan of Arc

I have long thought that St. Joan of Arc is a fine saint to inspire young people, including boys because of her martial spirit. The Holy Father today spoke of St. Joan in his General Audience. Here is the VIS … Read More

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Liverpool: reversing the order of the sacraments

The ancient Church, and in Eastern Churches today, the sacraments “of initiation” were given “continuously”, that is, all at once.  Even infants were confirmed after baptism and then given the Eucharist.   The separation of confirmation came about probably as a … Read More

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